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Genesis 12

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one And the Lord said to Abram: go from thy land, from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, to the land which I will show you;
2 and I will make a great nation from you, and I will bless you, and I will magnify your name, and you will be a blessing;
3 I bless those who bless you and curse you who curse you; and all the tribes of the earth will be blessed in you.

4 And Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Harran.
5 And Abram took with him Sarah his wife Lot, the son of his brother, and all the property that they had acquired, and all the people that they had in Harran; and they went out to go into the land of Canaan; and they came to the land of Canaan.

6 And Abram passed through this land to the place of Shechem, to the oak grove of the Sea. The Canaanites then lived in this land.
7 And the Lord appeared to Abram and said: I will give this land to your seed. And [he] created there an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him.
eight From there he moved to the mountain, east of Bethel; and he set up his tent [so that from him] Bethel [was] to the west, and Gaius to the east; and he built there an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.
nine And Abram arose and continued to go south.

ten And there was a famine in that land. And Abram came down to Egypt to live there, because the famine in that land was intensified.
eleven When he was approaching Egypt, he said to Sarah his wife: “Behold, I know that you are a beautiful woman;
12 and when the Egyptians see you, they will say: this is his wife; and they will kill me, but they will leave you alive;
thirteen tell me that you are my sister, that I might be well for your sake, and that my soul might be alive through you.

fourteen And it was when Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that she was a very beautiful woman;
fifteen the nobles of the pharaoh saw her and praised her to the pharaoh; and she was taken to the house of the pharaohs.
sixteen And Abram was well for her; and he had small and large cattle and donkeys, and slaves and slaves, and hinnies and camels.
17 But the Lord struck the Pharaoh with his heavy blows and his house for Sarah, the wife of Abram.
18 And Pharaoh called on Abram and said: Why did you do this to me? Why didn’t you tell me that she’s your wife?
19 why did you say: is she my sister? and I took her to my wife. And now your wife; take it and go.
twenty And Pharaoh gave a command to the people about him, and they carried him out, and his wife, and all that he had.

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